New Ish: Music
DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Usher, Young Jeezy and Rick Ross - Fed Up J. Holiday feat. Claudette Ortiz (City High) - Lose Your Love <3 Pleasure P feat. Dondria - Under (Remix) Wale feat. John Mayer - Letter <3 Shawnna feat. John Legend - Believe Me Tyga feat. Lloyd - Party Girl Laze & Royal - My Bed <3 Bow Wow feat. Lil Wayne - Can I Be Your Man
No Ceilings Mixtape + The Making
I suspect that many of the great cultural shifts that prepare the way for...– J.G. Ballard
Obama Signs Hate Crimes Prevention Act Into Law →
U.S. Attorney General Holder says it is a “civil rights issue that is clearly a priority.” • Click here for the Task Force’s timeline of combating of hate crimes. • Click here for the Human Rights First’s Ten-Point Plan.
30 Reasons Why Fox News Is Not Legit →
Plagiarizing • Smear campaigns • Distortion • Racism, duh • Murdoch, News Corp. needs to do something about this.
Studs: Hot Stuff
1 2 3 4 Yum.
Arlen Specter: Time To Repeal DOMA →
“Defense of Marriage Act - an act that is a relic of a more tradition-bound time and culture.” • And we all know the saying - tradition is the biggest roadblock to progress. • Dammit, why won’t (they) let me and my community marry the people we love? • Also, this is what the Bible really teaches about love!
The Dynamics Of Biofuels →
Are we fucked? • Sugarcane biofuel? Yes. Palm oil biofuel? No. • Link also leads to the official UN Report.
Public Option IN! →
Sen. Harry Reid succeeds in putting the public option in health care legislation • Snowe freezes back to the GOP “igloo” of apathy
So I say this one more time: come on, spring me! →
I'm Trying To Tell You Something
…that of unbroken habits, and pretense paranoia, that I could only relay through words, and keys, and endless hopes, and ending fears. (Fly with me, my dearest L.)
So I Really Don't Drink, And I Really Don't...
Well, I lie sometimes (see emotions above, of disdain&shame, um, no really). *** With the best couple (20 years, in lesbian time) in the whole world - my girls, Jessie and Kelly <3
If those who have studied the art of writing are in accord on any point, it is...– William Strunk and E.B. White, The Elements of Style, 1979
Because I'm In Love With Carol.
“Inside all of us is a Wild Thing.” “I didn’t want to wake you up but I really wanna show you something.” “I want you to be king forever, Max.” “Oh no please don’t go - I’ll eat you up - I love you so.” Oh, Carol. This is the closest I could ever get to you. PostScript: He’s read[ing] it too. <3
*Ani and Graffiti
Banksy and his genius; I hope to meet the man one day. There’s nothing like politics and art mixed in, that leaves a stronger impression. Don’t get me wrong - I have the utmost respect for all artists (especially artists from the Rococo & Impressionist movements, and even Hierynomus Bosch!) but Banksy here, man. That’s indelible ink right there, that shatters your vision...
I can feel myself growing. I can feel the roots of maturation creeping up into my toes, as the tingly feeling hardens into stability. And I wade deep into all these emotions - one by one, or in pairs, or sometimes in big, bountiful multitudes - and I let myself drown, never to surface again, leaving behind a trail of empty, yet colorful youth. Oh, the painful, transformational growth.
Come on, spring me. →
Rain: A Tale in Pictures
I woke up today with the sounds of sweet, steady pitter-patter. When raindrops are supposed to whisk (and wipe) away, they leave marks instead. Academia was punctuated with the harshness of the wind, beating against the windows (so I smiled to myself). The wind was swaying me, the rain grazing my face; dance. And the sky (dark, gloomy) was speaking in volumes, its vastness...
Anti-Gay Roundup on Obama at HRC: “He Will Lose... →
retropolitics: Jim Burroway | Box Turtle Bulletin While I’m still disappointed in the President, I liked the speech for the reasons listed here. But I left out a reason: President Barack Obama’s remarks before the Human Rights Campaign have anti-gay activists in a tizzy. For example: Peter LaBarbera: “Obama’s Expanding Anti-Christian Agenda… President Obama used the bully pulpit tonight to defy...